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Pros: - 2GB GTX 760M (Equivalent to a desktop GTX 650 according to GPU score on PassMark)
- 12GB DDR3 RAM
- Intel Haswell 4th gen quad core
- Nice display
- GORGEOUS design
- Plays Blu-ray discs
Cons: - This one is a preference: Chicklet keys. They're fine for typing, and just okay for gaming when your desktop has mechanical.
- (For some) Windows 8
- Can get a little hot, but if you're a righty, the vent is on the left side
Other Thoughts: This is a great valued gaming laptop. I did some recordings of some gameplay on Far Cry 3, Battlefield 4 (BETA) and Tera Rising on YouTube (erzascralet48; not a plug for views, just going to talk numbers, but see for yourself if you'd like) and it played all games at 1080p with Medium to High settings very well with most filters lower or off. Battlefield 4 BETA with the newest BETA drivers form Nvidia were able to get about 38-42 FPS on HIGH preset 1080p-- Any frame drops were server issues or drivers that WILL mature on and after launch.
Be aware when you receive it, though! On the box, it will have a specifications sticker, and on the display, if it says "ComfyView" (like my purchase from AMZ did), it WILL be a matte, Anti-glare screen! Both AMZ and Newegg detail it as "CineCrystal" (Glossy), and that's what I expected from it, but I didn't receive that. My mistake for going AMZ over Newegg that time. It isn't that much of a pain, though, so I may deal with it.
Looking for a great laptop for watching physical discs (Blu-ray and DVD) or some portable gaming at 1080p on Medium to High settings? This is THE best priced one, and HANDS DOWN, the sleekest looking laptop you will find out there! If you're more serious on gaming, there is a Toshiba that has a GTX 770M, or an MSI one, too, but I wanted something nice looking, and this looks beautiful!
Pros: - 2 GB Nvidia GT 730M Dedicated GPU
- Look of laptop
- Keyboard has each key spaced out a bit
Cons: - (Subjective) Windows 8
- The back of the screen is a fingerprint magnet
- 5400 RPM HDD-- It shows. See for a 7200 RPM drive, and if you play a few games, spend a few more $$ for the $699.99 version here that has 750 GB HDD and 6GB RAM. Worth it.
Other Thoughts: This is a really well priced gaming laptop for those who do lighter gaming. Here are some games I tried with settings:
Tera: Rising - 1366 x 768: Graphics Preset quality of 5 (out of 6), I get about 40 FPS in the opening Island of Dawn area (USE NVIDIA INSPECTOR TO FORCE ENABLE THE 730!! When I first played, it booted with onboard video!)
League of Legends: 1366 x 768: MAXED out, mostly 60 FPS
Left 4 Dead 2: I believe 720p (1366 x 768 wasn't available): MAXED OUT (All at highest, 8x MSAA, 16x AF), I was getting 70+ FPS in a test single player game.
I'm installing Far Cry 3 and Call of Duty Black Ops II now, but have no doubt I can play at this low resolution of 1366 x 768 with mid to high settings at playable frames with most titles. DirectX9 games should be NO SWEAT, but DirectX11 might be mid settings.
This review is from: NVIDIA Coupon Metro: Last Light
Pros: - Compatible with Steam
Cons: - None!
Other Thoughts: The code asks you to go to the GeForce site to give e-mail, and enter the code from the voucher Newegg packaged with your item. After you do that, the actual Steam code is e-mailed to you, and shown to you after successful redemption. Very simple, and much better than when the Borderlands 2 and ACIII codes, which were DRM free.READ FULL REVIEW